Mark Sanchez owes Hosni Mubarak big time.
The soon-to-be former Egyptian president’s problems have dominated the news, leaving the New York Jets quarterback to scramble his way out of a messy underage dating controversy, in relative obscurity.
“Relative,” that is, to what it might have been had world events not overwhelmed the report of a young Sanchez hooking up in a night of merriment with even younger, 17-year-old Eliza Kruger of Greenwich.
The revelations of the Sanchez soiree with the teenager came to light when Eliza, herself, breathlessly shared the details of their get-together—including cell phone photos of Sanchez’s bedroom, complete with, as The New York Post tastefully reported, “mussed-up bed“—with Deadspin.com.
While Eliza apparently now regrets her immediate quest for 10 minutes of notoriety, the image of the formerly pristine Jets quarterback has taken a direct hit.